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    235 KB Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)20:28 No.18099515  
    >Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18070990/

    The Gods, the spirits, all have forsaken a single tribe located to the far East. Their reasoning? To stay out of the conflict that the spirits of the world have forced upon them.

    A single night passed as the young Felice sleeps in the newly crafted bed. She dreams of the hell fire devouring her village, of the deep darkness you experienced for so many years. She sweats and grasps at the air as if trying to find a hand. A single hand to yank her away from the dark reality she's forced to endure.

    "Wake up." you say, jolting the girl up from the bed.

    "Huh..?" she pulls up both hands, wiping her eyes free of wariness.

    "It's morning." the girl stands up out of bed on your command. Both you and the girl move forward to open the door, exposing the inside of your dome to the sun.

    Morning. Time for breakfast, or did the girl need to eat? She was no longer human since you now inhabit that young body of hers. There was a lot to do with... little time to spare.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:32 No.18099553
    Eat the girl and find a better host.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:33 No.18099564

    it's time to eat some gods!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:37 No.18099599
    Not really.

    Now, let's see if Felice feels any need to eat or not.
    Then we need to figure out how we're going to go against the other gods.
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)20:39 No.18099615
    Reading other thread now, in the meantime as I have no clue what is going on, check the area?

    Its hard to starts a thread with no clear objective, as there is no hook for players fyi
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:41 No.18099627
    >it's time to eat some gods!
    An excellent goal! But how do we do it?

    We can't operate openly in the day; we're a god of shadows, and there's that Goddess of the sun to consider as well.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:41 No.18099630
    we're a being of incomprehensible power. if she isn't generating her own energy at 100% efficiency, we need to reform this weak flesh.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:41 No.18099631
    OP whats the limits of our current powers?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:42 No.18099640
    >god of shadows
    Who told you that? also, you know. MOON GODDESS.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:42 No.18099646
    Yeah, a being of incomprehensible power that got sealed away for a few thousand years.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:42 No.18099647
    About Chandra, she knows when we tamper with her believers with magic, but if we merely convince them to follow a different path with words, would she know?

    Either way, we need to wait until the New Moon to strike at her.

    Anyhow, let's figure out a way to get stronger at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:43 No.18099650
    Might as well have breakfast. Worst case scenario, it tastes good.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:44 No.18099662

    Eat strawberries. Thats what humans eat, right?
    >> OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)20:45 No.18099668

    I need to start putting that at the beginning of the threads.

    -Form up shadows into anything.. Shield, tendrils, swords, anything. Able to restrict the movements of your foes, imagination is really the only limit.

    -Manipulation of thoughts and emotions in your victims. Can read and absorb thoughts and information through touch. Ex.touch a text book and gain its knowledge. Used only once so far.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:45 No.18099669
    Most of our powers seem to revolve around shadows. We're probably not a shadow god per se, but it's a start.

    As for the Moon Goddess, yes, Chandra's someone we will likely have to fight. But it seems that you're forgetting Inanna and Enki, Sun and Earth respectively.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)20:46 No.18099682
    i was pointing out that the night isn't exactly the safest time either, thats all.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)20:58 No.18099790
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    The dealings with the other gods, the wait on the New Moon, everything happening. You couldn't mess with the thoughts of her believers, but perhaps swaying them your way? What were the odds of that happening, anyway? "How about some strawberries?" you suggest as you continue to observe your surroundings.

    "I said I wasn't hungry but... sure." she smiles, thinking of home. Just what you wanted. Dark tendrils rip into the ground, and within a second five, petite red fruits fall into the young summoners palm. "How did you..." she stops herself from questioning your ability. She eats happily, even though she said she wasn't hungry.

    "Enjoy." you make the side comment, looking into the forest. You knew of the Trinity, Ianna, the Goddess of the Sun, Chandra, the Goddess of the Moon and finally Enki, the God of Earth. There are other Gods and Goddesses serving under those three, however. God of the Forest, Jeoram. Goddess of the River, Eluvi and some others revolving around the workings of the Earth.

    Felice finishes eating her 'breakfast' and smiles. "That was great but now I'm thirsty." she frowns.

    "Thirsty?" getting water means going to a river. The idea of running into some spirit or youkai is possible. But then again drawing attention to yourself is an issue. You look around, thinking through the possibilities.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:00 No.18099810
    Alright, let's test out some of the extents of our abilities.

    Have Felice go out into the forest. Find a tree with some shadows. Stand under the tree, and extend our tendrils. See if the shadow tendrils can be hidden within other shadows.

    That will help us in collecting information surreptitiously.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:00 No.18099812
    I still think we should try to reform her into a 100% efficient being. Stopping for potty breaks is beneath us.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:00 No.18099814
    Chandra derives her power from the light of the Moon, right? So if were able to separate her from the Moon, she would be weakened, wouldn't she?

    Perhaps if we were able to construct another little pocket dimension similar to the one we are living in, and disguise the portal to it in the door of an ordinary building, it might be possible to lure her into our domain, away from the source of her power.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:00 No.18099821

    Wait. We picked a fight with one of the strongest Gods? Also can't we just summon up water for her?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:01 No.18099825
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    I imagine there is some water source in town where we could get it without being noticed or something. Go there.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:02 No.18099838
    Well, there is that I suppose. We should probably go into town anyway though. That's where the interesting stuff tends to happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:03 No.18099852
    Perhaps one of these lesser river spirits would be easier prey than a God.

    Let's go down to the river to get our host a drink, and if we're lucky, perhaps there will be something to satisfy our own hunger.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:07 No.18099892
    Let's go explore the woods down towards the river.

    We're obviously not welcome in the town of the Chandra worshipers, and it's still too close to full Moon to go around antagonizing her.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:08 No.18099908
    Changing my vote to going to the river and finding something to... eat.
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)21:10 No.18099930
    At the very least, we can test ourselves in combat, we have no clue where we stand right now in strength compared to non-humans.

    Also, cutting our way up the ranks might be a solid idea, we fight them when they lack support. The downside is the higher ups will know we're coming.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:11 No.18099945
    Let's go down to the river.

    What do we remember of Eluvi, if anything?
    Do we even remember how to absorb another god or spirit into us? Or how to turn them to our service?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:14 No.18099985
    Guys, I think we're forgetting something important: our original followers.
    They couldn't be killed, we pumped so much power into them.
    The other gods couldn't kill them or destroy them, immortal soldiers that numbered in the millions, and so the only solution was to have them sealed. We need to find our old employees again. Break the seal. And get our army back.

    Of course we need to consolidate our powers again, but don't forget the army the other gods so graciously put in a safety deposit box for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:15 No.18099987
    >the higher ups will know we're coming
    I'm pretty sure they already know, considering the Moon goddess showed up and told us to GTFO her city last thread. I imagine that sort of gossip gets around pretty quickly.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:15 No.18099992
    Go to river
    Kill the goddess
    We can't get to 100% if we can't even kill a river goddess
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)21:19 No.18100032
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    The girl was thirsty. You could probably tamper with the shadows and filter some water into her mouth. The down side to that is, however, the lack of exploration. You could run into a morsel more suited for you than Felice. Perhaps a water spirit or Eluvi herself? You smile at the thought.

    Felice walks forward and down the hill behind the shack. The sound of running water. The croaking of frogs. You were that close to a river? In only a few short moments it comes into view, maneuvering through the rocks nearby to continue its journey through the lush, green forest. Felice falls to her knees to gather up a good bit of water. One drink, she repeats the same motion over and over until she's satisfied. The white haired maiden falls onto her rear, exhaling in satisfaction. "That was great.. thanks um..." she tries to think of what to call you. She's never referred to you by name, at least. "Chaos?"

    There was nothing out of the ordinary. The water flows, the frogs continue with their racket, and the sun continues to shine.

    >What to do?
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)21:24 No.18100096
    Not entirely sure she knew who we were. Seemed more like she saw us as some upstart taking her toys, and told us this is her block and to go home. If we and our army had to be sealed, not killed, we would stir up a bit of shit were we found wandering around.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:24 No.18100100
    "It's alright, Felice. Let's move over to a place with some shade."

    I want to know how noticeable our shadow tendrils are. If we we can hide them within other shadows, hugging the ground, that expands the possible applications greatly.
    And perhaps the display of power will draw some curious spirit or youkai that we can dominate.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:24 No.18100103

    Eat a frog I guess? Also call me "Strawberry" dear!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:24 No.18100104
    is that what they call us? Amusing.

    If we're looking for a river goddess, it seems like the best way to draw her out would be...corrupt the river somehow.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:25 No.18100118
    Piss in the river, that will lure her out
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:26 No.18100129
    >Also call me "Strawberry" dear!

    Please, god, no. just..no.
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    Well, we need a better name than "Chaos." I mean, that doesn't even do justice to what we are. I mean, we're more about darkness and the infinite void than just causing chaos.

    I vote that we take a page from the Fifth Element and refer to ourselves as Mr. Shadow.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:28 No.18100171
    Do we even know what our true name is?

    Let's extend a shadowy tendril into the water and see if that provokes a response.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:29 No.18100179
    Going with this.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:29 No.18100185
    Let the humans call us what they will, inevitably it will be "Lord".
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:32 No.18100219
    From what was revealed about our past in the last thread, we seem to have been a more responsible and compassionate god that any of the others currently ruling.

    I mean, we were chiding Chandra for withholding protection from Felice's people just because they wouldn't worship anyone and wanted to stay neutral in all conflicts.

    And one of the reasons we warred against the others was because of their self-centered conceit and desire for worship before they would give out favors.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:33 No.18100227
    I like this. Nameless, known only by our titles.

    Lord of Shadows, King of Death, Supreme Ruler Over All That Is, The One True God, etc.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:35 No.18100241
    Well, to be fair, OP did say that we could have changed--hes letting us decide whats IC for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:36 No.18100255
    But you have to consider that our natural form is apparently a tentacle horror comprised of pure darkness, and our domain is shadow.

    I mean, in most cosmologies, that god is always the bad guy.
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    We're certainly under no obligation to adhere to other being's concepts of good and evil based on that.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:38 No.18100282

    we have tentacles so we can give more hugs silly.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:39 No.18100292
    >I mean, in most cosmologies, that god is always the bad guy.
    Yes! And that's why I want a tentacled horror beyond human comprehension to be the good guy for once!

    Anyone can be be an eldritch evil awakened from a millenia-long slumber that goes on to take over the world; I'd rather be one that forces humans to stop relying on gods and bootstrap themselves up to the stars.
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    >I'd rather be one that forces humans to stop relying on gods and bootstrap themselves up to the stars.
    I like the way you think, good sir.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)21:42 No.18100322
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    The darkness in your own shadow stirs. Felice raises a hand, holding it just over the water. A tendril bursts forth, ripping into the surface of the river. A large splash. Fish retreat from the impact of the foreign appendage.

    "W-what are you doing?" Felice asks about this sudden action. She tries to pull her arm away but you easily overpower her.

    "Just watch." you look left and right. Something was bound to happen. Something of this nature inside a river? The river Goddess would surely come. And, you were right. The river begins to glow bright. Something pushes up against the tentacle. It starts out light, and then in a split second it's absolutely too much for you to handle. Your own appendage flies up and threatens to smack you in the face. You dismiss it before that can happen.

    "What the heck?" Felice looks down and then straight up. Standing there on the other side of the river was a maiden in blue. She light smile, blue hair and eyes a deep azure. They seem lifeless and without focus.

    "I'd appreciate it if you didn't do that." the girl known was Eluvi kneels down to touch. It glows once again as the fish calm down.

    A river spirit or a Goddess? It didn't matter to Felice. She was certain that with your power and her own magic, she could be taken out.

    You stop her, however, to think over the situation.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:43 No.18100331
    If we're going to be the good guy, I insist it be in a hilariously relativist sense that leaves plenty of room for genocide and other such shenanigans. You know, like the way Alucard is a good guy.
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)21:43 No.18100333
    We have no shape. We form psuedopods, or 'tentacles', as it is the simplest shape to make that can function. We're basically a divine shadowy Amoba (or however its spelled).
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:44 No.18100338
    She seems cordial enough.
    Let's chat first.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:45 No.18100355
    "I am incredibly sorry to have to resort to such measures, and I hope you can forgive me, but I was very much hoping we could speak."

    We corrupt the river spirit, we corrupt the river. We corrupt the river, we corrupt the entire town.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:46 No.18100360
    >You know, like the way Alucard is a good guy.
    I'm agreeing with this too.

    >She seems cordial enough.
    >Let's chat first.
    Yes, question her about the other gods & goddesses and the current state of the world.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:47 No.18100372
    Ask where she stands relative to the three great gods. If she's opposed to them, it would be silly to take her life.

    If she's with them, though... well, somebody had to be the first for us to test our powers on.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:47 No.18100376
    Agreed. Let's get some information first. We only need to break the backbone of the Spirits and Gods, not necessarily kill them all.

    ....that can be done by the humans themselves as they pollute the water, tear apart the land itself, and detonate fission bombs in their own biosphere.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:51 No.18100419

    "Hey Miss Water lady. What's your oppinion on that handsome, strong, smart Chaos fellow? Not that I'm it or anything..."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:51 No.18100425
    Let's invite her over to our side of the river for a little chat. Surely we look innocent enough that she wouldn't see any danger in it.

    Let's find out where her place is in the world, you know, how she feels about the other gods and spirits.

    >detonate fission bombs in their own biosphere.
    We may be immortal, but that would take a bit more time than I'm willing to devote to this endeavor. I mean, Felice is a fun companion and all, but we'd probably get bored just sitting around for thousands of years waiting for industry to destroy the old gods.
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)21:53 No.18100445
    'Do you know who I am? I'm sorry, but I was hoping a knowlegeable spirit like you would be able to help me.'

    Might as well have something to say, and it shows what the enemy knows of us.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:54 No.18100456
    >we'd probably get bored just sitting around for thousands of years waiting for industry to destroy the old gods.
    A valid point.
    Maybe get worshippers to willingly leave the other gods because we actually provide services, and don't even require worship? I know, not exactly a sustainable business practice, but it only needs to work in the short-term.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)21:55 No.18100475
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    "I'm very sorry but that was the only way I knew how to get your attention. I would like to chat, Eluvi." you don't move from your spot. You only look up to face the youthful maiden. She only stares at the water with a light smile.

    "Those are... elaborate methods." she comments, placing her hand into the water again. She moves it around, giggling to her own amusement. "And a chat? You could have asked, you know. I'm not all that busy."

    "Not all that busy?" you shake the question off. "I'd like to ask you about the positions on the current Gods and Goddesses. What's going on now?"

    "I don't... really deal with any of them. Father just leaves me to do my job... he never talks to me. No one aside from Jorham does, actually." she continues to look at the river. "What can a River Goddess do, anyway?" she smiles again. She's incredibly open to a complete stranger or does she know you?

    "Are you going to look at me?" Felice speaks up. Eluvi shakes her head from side to side.

    "I can't really 'look' at anything." she follows the sound of her voice.

    "O-oh.. you're blind." Felice realizes it, blushing. Eluvi lets out a light giggle that already matches her personality.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:56 No.18100485
    "Go fish?"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:58 No.18100501
    Jorham, which god was that? And by Father, does she refer to Enki?

    I don't believe it was expanded upon in the light mythology post we had last time.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:58 No.18100503
    "what do you mean, what can a River Goddess do? You are the source of life for these people, without you or the river, there would be no towns, no animals, no plants...this area would be barren."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:59 No.18100507

    Scan library info on Jorham. If no results ask about him.
    Also ask her on what she thinks of Chaos.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:59 No.18100509
    "What do you think of that ancient god of shadows they say was imprisoned near here in the distant past?"

    "Oh, and would you mind if I came over and joined you on your side of the water? I feel as if shouting at you from across the river is hardly polite."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)21:59 No.18100512

    she's useless lets give her a hug the last hug she'll ever get.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:01 No.18100538

    Felice, apologise!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:01 No.18100546
    no, no, no. if we can't convert her, then we murder/eat her.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:02 No.18100553
    Hey, if she's neutral, or at least leaning that way, we shouldn't immediately try to kill her.
    That would set up a bad precedent.
    We WANT the spirits and gods to be divided between those that want to stay out of our way, and those that will fight us.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:04 No.18100572

    i didn't mean kill her but i mean who else is gonna hug a river god if not us i mean nobody even speaks to her anymore...
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)22:05 No.18100582
    Way too suspicious.

    Ask Felice if she truly wants to kill ALL the spirits and gods. This one is by no means trying to interfere or ignore the mortals, and by no means will be the weakest, or most pitiful we will meet.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:05 No.18100585
    usually "the last (blank) someone is ever going to get" means it's the last time it'll happen because they are about to die.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:06 No.18100591
    We really ought to give her a chance to join us before killing her outright.

    We don't even know if we'd be able to absorb her power by consuming her, and having an ally who could manipulate the water supply of the city would be a valuable asset.
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    I'm going with these two.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:08 No.18100625
    "Say, I bet you're jealous of the Moon Goddess, with all her followers and that beautiful city of hers. What if I were to offer you a way to make people care about *you* instead?"
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)22:14 No.18100683
    Division is good, but we must make ourselves look more appealing to join than them. Ask them to join us. If they refuse, kill them. If they join us, great. If they want to remain neutral, allow it and protect them from the backlash of that decision. Then we can slowly work opinion against the gods, they attack bystandards who want nothing to do with war, and we protect them.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)22:22 No.18100772
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    "Oh... I'm sorry." Felice's cheeks turn a bright crimson. Eluvi stops her light giggle and returns to her previous position. She stares at the water, waiting for you to speak up.

    "Your father is Enki, right?" you feel the need to clarify the situation. She responds with a nod. She drops her finger into the water again and stirs. "Your brother is Jorham?" she again nods.

    "Now, about that not being able to do anything... you're the River Goddess, right? You make these people what they are. Without water for life, they're nothing. Why don't you-"

    "No, no. I can't do that again, not again, no. I will NOT kill with my powers again." immediately flustered, she stands up and takes a step back and into the forest. Unpleasant memories?

    Felice stands up, watching the River Goddess tremble. A series of words was enough to trigger something? She didn't seem like she was angry. She shakes like a leaf, ready to be blown away at a moments notice.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:24 No.18100808

    it seems she did something she didn't want to time for a hug and have her tell us about her father.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:28 No.18100858
    Oh, did the other gods exploit her abilities against her will for their own ends? That seems like a good place to drive in a wedge.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:28 No.18100860
    "Killing? That's crude. In fact, that is exactly what I am trying to avoid. I find the other gods to be..quite uncaring towards mortals. I am trying to establish a much more peaceful regime."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:29 No.18100869
    "And I am not saying that you should, or that you should be forced to. I just wanted to say that you're not truly powerless.
    "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bring up unpleasant memories."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:30 No.18100875
    >She shakes like a leaf, ready to be blown away at a moments notice.
    Well then, I think we ought to be the wind blowing her away. Let's reach over there with our tendrils and give her a nice gentle tentacle-hug. Draw her over to our side of the river and let a little of our darkness rub off on her.

    "Don't you wish you still had worshipers bowing to you night and day? Those people down in the city have forgotten about you. All you'd have to do is stop the flow of the water, and they'd be calling out your name in no time at all, begging you to yield unto them the water they take for granted."
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)22:31 No.18100893
    'Again? I'm sorry I just regained awareness, could you tell me what happened? You seem nice, so I doubt you just started a flood for amusement.'

    And ask Felice, though I think I know the answer now.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:39 No.18101002

    "Who did you kill that you feel such guilt?"
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    "I didn't say anythin about killing. I just pointed out that you are, in fact, not useless." she begins to walk away. Step by step inching into the darkness of the forest. "Calm down." you shake your head from side to side.

    "I-I see." she stutters. She stops her retreat, but she doesn't move forward. She's probably content with where she stands right now.

    "Now what happened? I don't see someone like you starting a flood for your own amusement," you finish, "Felice, your thoughts?"

    "She doesn't, no. She has a kind smile." with that comment, a smile breaks through the distraught face of the River Goddess.

    "It was during a war... a very.. very violent war I wish not to live through again." she falls to her knees, looking straight at the ground. "I was used as a weapon to kill 'heretics' that saw to overthrow Grandfather." she closes her eyes, remembering those dark days. "Never again." she whispers.

    You come to a conclusion. The war she's talking about is the very same one in which you were sealed away and into the darkness. The same war where you lost your men and the same war where the Gods took an absolute hold onto the world.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:54 No.18101185
    "How curious. You know, Felice's people here had the same wish. They wished to only be left alone, to live without being forced to fight.
    "Perhaps you two have more in common than not."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:56 No.18101221
    "I'm sorry that had to happen because of me."

    "but it is exactly that kind of injustice I wanted to fight against. The other gods think that everyone below them is nothing but a tool. a pawn. That they exist only to serve. And that is still the world I want to see end."
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)22:57 No.18101229
    'That's quite fine. I too dislike the things done in the war. I want a world where mortals and immortals are free to be bystandards in conflicts that don't concern them.'
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)22:57 No.18101239
    I think it's time to tell her who we really are.

    Offer her a chance to atone for what she did and turn against the gods that made her use her powers to kill the innocent.

    If she refuses, kill her as gently as possible. She seems fairly innocent so she shouldn't be made to suffer, but if she counts herself among our enemies, then so be it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:00 No.18101265
    No, killing her when she doesn't want to fight is counter-productive to the image we want to project.
    We want to show that bystanders will not be targeted by us, that those that do not wish to fight will be allowed to live.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:01 No.18101278
    More importantly, if we leave her to think about it, after showing some results she may just come to us herself.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:04 No.18101316
    I dunno, she apparently killed a bunch of our followers and helped contribute to our ultimate imprisonment. She isn't exactly coming into this with a clean slate, so to speak.

    I don't think neutrality really makes up for that.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:07 No.18101344
    she was but another victim of that which we tried to fight. The gods think anything weaker than them should worship them--even other spirits. Of course, we would never dare hold that against her, in any respect.

    At least, thats what the PR guy says.
    >> That McGuyver 02/25/12(Sat)23:08 No.18101356
    She was also coerced and deeply regrets these action. And our side of this war is to fight to ALLOW neutrality. If we dont allow it, then we become one of the hypocrites we hate.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:12 No.18101407
    But if we don't allow her neutrality now, then we become hypocrites, and just as bad as the Gods and Spirits we were fighting against.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:13 No.18101415
    Then let's ask her what she would do if we waged war on the other gods. If she's really willing to stay neutral (and keep in mind that one of the gods on our hit-list is her father), then I'll concede that we can spare her.

    I just don't want to let her go out of mercy, only to find her aiding the other gods when the war begins.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:15 No.18101438
    >Offer her a chance to atone for what she did and turn against the gods that made her use her powers to kill the innocent.

    Not so much on killing her if she refuses, though. Mercy may be better than vengeance, at least with her.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:20 No.18101491
    If we kill her, before she actively fights against us, then how are we any better than the Gods, Spirits, humans which wiped out Felice's people because they didn't pick a side, didn't fight?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:25 No.18101539
    Not the anon you were responding to, but vengeance can be very satisfying, even when it doesn't necessarily serve the ends of justice.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)23:41 No.18101720
    "Terrible times, weren't they? Do you think the present's any better? Or do you think there might be some better way?"

    Implication, people. No need to explicitly lay out our ID right off the bat, but lead her to the natural conclusion (if we do want her to know).
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)23:53 No.18101848
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    "This girl has been hurt by the same Gods, you know." you say as you watch the Goddess carefully. Eluvis stands there, taking a step forward. She can't exactly see the girl, but she looks in the direction of your voice. Her lips move, but you can't quite hear what she's saying.

    "Um.. what did you say?" Felice speaks up, taking a step forward to catch what she's saying.

    "I'm sorry." she frowns, looking to the ground again.

    "I didn't like the bloodshed either.", you force Felice to take another step back away from the river. A terrible idea was to be only an inch or two away from the river if things got hostile. Very bad idea. "Those Gods.. your Father and Grandfather."

    "I know... but I can't do anything. I'd stop them but..." she stops talking. Who was listening? She couldn't be too cautious. "And because of Father... my sight is gone. That's my punishment..."


    "For refusing my service... close to the end of the war, I refused to do it any longer and then... this happened. I can only see the Waters of Life..." she looks up, seeing a series of bright blue lines where your figure should be.

    You shake your head from side to side. Such a bastard Enki was. More satisfaction when you slaughter him.

    >What to do?
    >> OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/25/12(Sat)23:54 No.18101853
    Very sorry, I was pulled away from my duty. Will continue now.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:01 No.18101923
    "Could he not see the pain that he was causing you? What sort of father strikes his own daughter?
    "Is that why no others speak with you? Is Jorham the only one who risks his father's wrath to lighten his sister's moods?"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:06 No.18101977
    Could we infuse this spirit with our own power and make her our child, instead of enki's?

    Nothing says "fuck you" like stealing family, and them going willingly.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:06 No.18101979
    "This has only proven it. the gods are rotten to the core. To punish someone who only wants peace is the epitome of tyranny. I will destroy him."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:06 No.18101983
    Aww, dammit, she's just so sad and cute. I can't bring myself to suggest any of the horrible things a recently released eldritch horror ought to do to her.

    "You aren't the only one the gods punished back then. If you help us, we may be able to give you back what was taken from you, and you can earn forgiveness for what you did."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:11 No.18102036
    Do you suppose we could try to use our powers to reverse what her father did to her?

    We can't defeat the gods all on our own, and having someone to call upon in a time of need could come in hand. And also, she's terribly cute and I feel sorry for her.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:14 No.18102067
    "Is there justice in striking your own kin blind for following the command of her own pure spirit? Need the righteous proclaim their righteousness from the mountaintops and damn any who would doubt their proclamations?" A pause, perhaps wait for response. "Would you do something to change it if you felt you had the power?"
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:14 No.18102072
    I like that idea.

    And to think I was suggesting we kill her just a few minutes ago...
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:15 No.18102086
    Hrm, how do the metaphysics of this world work? (If we know) ; While some settings have godly powers existing independently, others have them dependent upon worship...
    >> That McGuyver 02/26/12(Sun)00:21 No.18102140
    'I am truly sorry. I plan on making them all pay you know. I plan to eat every last so-called God that punishes people who want nothing to do with their petty conflict. If you want to join me, I would be overjoyed, but if not, that is your choice. As long as you don't oppose me and wish no harm on others, I wish none on you.'
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/26/12(Sun)00:41 No.18102360
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    "Your father punished you for following your own will?" the very thought angers you. This is the problem with the world and its Gods. Their unfair treatment of others, their conceited view. All of it irked you. She tries to open her mouth but you speak before she's capable of doing so. "There's nothing right with that." you take a deep breath. Well, not so much as you as Felice.

    "What are you going to do Chaos?" Felice speaks up, looking back at Eluvi.

    "I can give you your eyesight back and free you from this punishment from your father. If you want to join me, I would be overjoyed. If not, that's your choice and yours alone. As long as you don't oppose me or wish harm on others."

    "Huh?" Eluvi stops shaking. She knew who you were, but the mention of the name 'Chaos' was what affirmed it. Her eyes close. She tries not to cry, but it's in vain. Tears fall down her face and fall to the grass like rain. She nods, unable to answer with words. The reasoning behind the response is unknown, but she nodded.

    A dark line breaks through the air, entering Eluvi's stomach. She draws back, closing her eyes to deal with the sudden surge of pain. A few moments and she blinks. The view of the world slowly becomes clear. The first image she sees is a girl, smiling as she stands on the other side of a sun-lit river. She looks down to the river, feeling her cheeks. She pulls her mouth out before wincing from the pain of the back lash. "I can.. actually see... it's broken." she cries tears of joy. All sense gone, she loses herself in her own happiness.

    You stand there across from the river, trying to fight back a smile of your own.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:46 No.18102415
    "Now that you can see, you may make a choice. We can walk together, you, Felice, and I. Or you can stay out of the coming conflict. The choice is yours to make, I will not force it upon you."
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:53 No.18102499
    Cross to her side and lay a hand on her shoulder.

    "If you wish for change, know that it can happen. That I can change this, and that you can help. Let your will alone guide you. "
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:54 No.18102517
    "You are free to do as you desire, Eluvi. You have no master but yourself now."

    "If you wish to help us, we seek to bring about the downfall of the Moon Goddess who rules over the city not far from here. If you know of any way we could draw her out into the open when the moonlight is not protecting her, we would be very grateful."
    >> That McGuyver 02/26/12(Sun)00:55 No.18102533
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:56 No.18102542
    So we will become a sort of Dark Messiah. If the Spirits will not treat mortals right, then we will either destroy or enslave them until they _learn_ to do so.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:56 No.18102547
    >see quest about a rising cosmic horror
    >actually about an adorable girl doing good deeds
    I'm not sure how to feel about this. It's kinda heartwarming, actually.

    Oh /tg/, you so crazy.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:58 No.18102570

    She's free to do as she wants. We will not demand her servitude like the Gods of the earth did.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)00:58 No.18102571
    we're trying to kill the gods, and we just happened to have been summoned by a little girl.

    I still want to change her into something more suited for a herald of the Unfathomable One, but you know.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:00 No.18102603
    Pretty much. If a Spirit _is_ harmful to humans, then it will get the serve or die choice.
    >> That McGuyver 02/26/12(Sun)01:05 No.18102639
    We might be a cosmic horror beyond human understanding, but we are quite a bit nicer than than everyone else. We're like a shoggoth, or perhaps an elder god, elder sign and all.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:07 No.18102681
    >implying there's anything creepier than a pretty girl horribly slaughtering people
    It's not like we need a physically imposing body when all of our power is metaphysical in nature.

    Our current form is just fine.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:08 No.18102690
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    Pic related.

    damn captcha stealing my images
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:08 No.18102695
    Just wait untill something pisses us off. There will be blood. I'm already imagining all the horrible ways to kill someone with tentacles and the ability to manipulate shadows.

    so much blood. So much screaming.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:11 No.18102724
    Yes, I realize that, but if an assassin shows up while we're unawares, humans are squishy, little girls even more so. We at least need to remove the inherent weakness of the human body, like the complete lack of natural defenses, and the shitty senses.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/26/12(Sun)01:11 No.18102725
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    "Now that you can see, you may make a choice. We can walk together, you, Felice, and I. Or you can stay out of the coming conflict. The choice is yours to make, I will not force it upon you." the line that entered Eluvi's stomach retracts into Felice's finger tips.

    The River Goddess stands up, smiling. "Thank you... so much. Now that I'm not bound by that punishment anylonger," she continues," I think I can do... a lot more for the world. I want to make a world where people don't have to depend on selfish Gods like my father." she didn't care if Enki was listening. She was her own person now, not bound by any sort of curse. She was her own person.

    "That dream may just come true." you say as you continue to watch her. She stands up and turns away, entering the forest nearby.

    "Thanks again... I'm sure we'll see each other again. If you keep your word about not harming people not involved...I won't oppose you." she turns her head to get a glimpse of the young summoner one last time.

    You nod. She smiles and returns a bow before disappearing into the darkness. She was gone, but she wasn't going to purpose a threat. If she did, she'd be betraying herself and you.

    With that, you stand up and strech your arms. Again, wasn't so much as you as it as Felice.

    "What do we do now Chaos?"

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:14 No.18102770
    Maybe try to find Jorham? Giving his sister her sight back is probably worth a few good will points.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:18 No.18102837
    We've seen the river, but what of the forest?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:19 No.18102851
    Seconding. Now is as good a time as any to seek out the god of the forest.
    >> That McGuyver 02/26/12(Sun)01:22 No.18102888
    Wow, it feels like we are sleeping our way up the ranks, only without the sex part. Lets convert our way to victory!
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/26/12(Sun)01:27 No.18102943
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    "We visit Jorham." the God of the Forest was, naturally, the next target. After restoring his own sister's eyesight, maybe he would be more willing to help you? He probably felt the same way about their father as she did, if they were alike. Was he older or younger? You surely didn't remember. As you think, you continue on your journey away from the river and into the deep forest. The wild life passes you by without so much as paying attention to your presence. Birds fly, crickets chirp, it's all in all a peaceful scene.

    "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" Felice looks around as she comes into a clearing. You don't respond right away. Thoughts pass through your head about how to call him out. With Eluvi it was as easy as stabbing a dark tendril into the water. Deforestation? That would give away too much.

    "I don't know."

    "You don't know what you're doing?"

    "The situation changed." you explain, "Eluvi came because I intruded upon her domain. Now, Jorham is a different case."

    "Why not try yelling his name?"

    Throwing her idiotic suggestion aside, you think.

    >What to do?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:33 No.18103027
    Eh. Give it a try.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:36 No.18103063
    Yeah, go for it. What could it hurt?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:38 No.18103088
    just..try to commune with the forest, or something.
    >> That McGuyver 02/26/12(Sun)01:39 No.18103094
    Names hold power. At least, to those that invest power in them. Meaning everyone but us. Let us invoke his name.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:41 No.18103118
    Try snuggling a woodland creature? Probably should have asked Eluvi for an introduction before we parted ways with her.

    Probably just find a nice comfy spot to sit, and wait for our presence to be noticed.
    >> Hyaku Man no Kami PART II End OP !oITZsMXX7g 02/26/12(Sun)01:45 No.18103177
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    "Come on, do it." Felice nudges you on with a smile. The shadow at her feet distorts, maybe to show your annoyance? Well, you cave in, forcing Felice's hands up to her mouth.

    "JORHAM!" you call his name. "JORHAM!" again.

    The deer nearby turn their heads to the source of the noise. They freeze for a moment before sprinting away and into the shelter of the bushes nearby. "I guess it didn't work?"

    "You don't say?"

    "Umm... yes?" a voice. An unknown voice enters your ear from behind. You slowly turn your head. Ever so slowly. You see bushes, grass, trees, but something else creeps into your sight. A boy with messy, blonded hair and a leafy crown. A monkey tail, and some other notable features. "You called my name, now what the hell do you want?" he hangs off a branch with his elongated tail.

    Felice is taken back by the situation but you remain calm.

    Time to talk with a Forest God...


    Will continue and finish the rest tomorrow.

    Also should the speed of the quest increase as in events, or is this pace fine?
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:48 No.18103221
    I'm enjoying it as it is. I don't mind waiting a while for well-written posts.
    >> Anonymous 02/26/12(Sun)01:52 No.18103264
    Archived. See you tomorrow OP.


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